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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

Speakers

Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
Since Edward Snowden's leaks began in June, the intelligence committee has conducted several hearings on FISA, on NSA intelligence programs, and on the oversight regime in place to review these programs. I have also initiated a review of all intelligence programs beyond FISA that had the potential of capturing information about American citizens and other people inside the United (States)
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
Feinstein: Additionally, Vice Chairman Chambliss and I have begun drafting bipartisan legislation to increase public transparency of FISA programs, strengthen Congressional and FISA Court oversight, and limit FISA authorities to add new protections for American privacy.
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
Among other things, we are considering provisions to do the following. Place limits on NSA’s phone metadata program, to change but preserve this program. This program is Constitutional. It is legal and I invite people listening to review the legal analysis of the recent FISA court opinion written by Judge Claire Egan.
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
Our bill would strickly limit access to the section 215 phone metadata records. Expressly prohibit collection of the content of phone calls. And codify the requirements that analysts must have a recent articulable suspicion that a phone number is associated with terrorism in order to even query the database .
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
We are looking at reducing the length of time that records can be held and queried. We will also add a requirement that every time NSA determines that there is a reasonable articulable suspicion that a phone number is associated with terrorism, that determination will be sent promptly to the FISA court so that it can be reviewed
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
We will also require additional transparency by requiring annual reports on the number of phone numbers determined to have met that reasonable articulable suspicion standard, the number of queries conducted each year, the number of times such queries result in FBI investigative leads each year, and the number of probable cause warrants or FISA Court orders obtained because of intelligence gathered from these queries each (year).
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
Therefore, the whole process, at least in terms of the numbers involved in the use of phone records, would be made public. For section 702 of FISA, which authorizes the collection of electronic communications of non-American outside the country, we will place in statute a clear mandate, that any
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
(Feinstein continued) query using a U.S. person's name or e-mail address can be done only for articulable foreign intelligence purposes and that a record explaining the foreign intelligence purpose, will be provided to the FISA court and to the Congress. Through our reviews, we have identified a gap in the government's collection
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
(Although) there has been substantial attention paid to FISA, other intelligence collection programs, outside of FISA, function under the guidelines of Executive Order 12333 which do not mandate the same protections for U.S. person privacy as does FISA. So I believe we need to ensure
Dianne Feinstein
U.S. Senator (D-CA), Chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
CSPAN 09/26/2013
(Feinstein continued) that protections governing intelligence collection outside of FISA, are improved to adequately protect American’s communications in a similar way. We are mandating in this bill that Attorney General guidelines for these programs are updated and then reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Attorney General at least every five days. As I noted earlier, the Intelligence Committee has begun reviewing all of these intelligence programs (and we will continue to do so for the rest of the fall term).
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